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Pacific Northwest Farms

Spring is a time for anticipating harvests and preparing the ground for what lies ahead. Perennial and fall-planted crops are already in the soil and showing growth as temperatures warm and days lengthen. In the spirit of embracing this season, our procurement team took a trip to visit one of our Pacific Northwest farms.

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Posted by Rachel

How to Support Local Growers

We are proud to announce a new herbal resource for our community! We are compiling a list of certified organic local herb growers with under 40 acres in cultivation, so that plant lovers like you know where to go to get high-quality fresh herbs!

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Posted by Ek Ongkar Khalsa

Hydrosols: Farm to Bottle

We are so passionate about organic agriculture and quality herbs that we make regular trips to visit our growers. And we always have a blast! Not only does it expand our understanding of our farmers and what we can do to support them, but it also gives us a chance to make sure that the highest quality processing starts before the goods arrive at our facility. This time around, we got to go behind-the-scenes to see how our amazing hydrosols are made.

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Posted by Christine

Sustainably Harvesting Oregon Grape

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Alternative wellness philosophies often ask “what is the root cause?” By assessing the root cause, one can take proactive measures towards health and well-being. In the case of Oregon grape, the root of this plant has been used by traditional healers to stimulate the digestive tract. Oregon grape root is classified as an Alterative and a Bitter in the tradition of neo-eclectic herbalism popularized by Michael Moore, Howie Brounstein, and many others.

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Posted by Friends

Cultivating Botanical Diversity through Organic Agriculture

 

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Precious Barks: Developing a Sustainable Tree Harvest

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Helping Ensure A Fair Trade Future

 

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The Journey of our Turmeric

From the fields of India to your kitchen

I recently visited the remote agricultural Indian village of Kollegala, based at the foothills of the Western Ghats. It’s a fertile farming land with a dry growing season and heavy summer rains. The community in this area makes its living primarily off of the sales of turmeric (Curcuma longa). The turmeric growers here represent the largest farming group in our innovative Fair for Life Project, and grow turmeric exclusively for Mountain Rose Herbs. Read more about the project in my recent blog post.

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Posted by Friends

Innovating Fair Trade in India

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Northwest Farm Stories: Growing Hops

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Posted by Friends